Here you will find all the latest news from the SCE team. In this section we will feature news about what we have been up to, recent mentions in the press, information about the work we do in the community and lots more.

Monthly Archive March 2016

8 Step Guide to Help Reduce the Risk of Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination is a complex and sensitive area of the law as set out in the Equality Act 2010 (EQA). It covers all areas of employment including job advertisements, the recruitment process, terms and conditions of work, conduct during employment and even at ‘work do’s’. The EQA also covers dismissals and work-related matters arising after employment has ended, for example giving references.

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SCE solicitors now offer IOSH Working Safely training

SCE Solicitors now offers IOSH Working Safely courses which offers an in-depth insight into a range of health and safety procedures. As well as written and practical assessments, candidates will also have the chance to get involved with a variety of interactive tasks to develop their skills. Once the course is complete, successful candidates will be awarded a certificate from IOSH.

The Working Safely course takes one day to complete and can be carried out on your premises and designed specifically for your employees or you can attend one of our scheduled courses. These courses are ideal for Managers/ Supervisors or employees that you would like to have a formal recognised qualification in heath and safety. It’s ideal for Production Supervisors, Safety Representatives and Construction workers requiring CSCS cards.

Please contact us on 0113 350 4030 for further information. 

New guidance issued on job adverts

Last week saw the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) issue new guidance on advertisements and, in the same week, a marketing firm posted a job advert seeking dyslexic applicants, stating the firm required “people with a unique mind”. The EHRC has yet to comment on whether it views the advert as discriminatory but it serves as a timely reminder that companies should carefully consider the wording of job adverts before hitting ‘send’ and sending it off into the ether.

Job adverts have, for some time, resulted in employers being brought before the Employment Tribunal by potential job applicants for unwittingly including discriminatory language when recruiting.  Here we take a brief look at the law relating to advertising, remind you of some wording which has landed employers in hot water over the years and give you a few points to consider next time you’re recruiting.

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